FINALLY! I made this big deal about our summer bucket list a few months ago, and there are still things that I haven’t shared from it! So today I’m going to show you all Hank’s, and the true Radford gem that it is.
But first, I’m starting a new series on the blog! You may have noticed the title of this post is a little weird…but that is fitting. Because Radford is weird. Guys, seriously. The tiny little town of Radford, Virginia is WEIRD! I’ve lived here for 5 years now and I’m still discovering all of the little weird things there are to do in the New River Valley. Some are really fun, and some are hard to believe that they are even a “thing.” So, I decided I wanted to take you all on the journey with me! Fall in Radford means that fall festivities are in full swing and I can’t wait to show you all what my life is like here! Ps: the reason it’s called townie problems is because this is a small college town…if you aren’t a student, you’re considered a townie…whichhhhh as many of you may know, tends to be the weirdos…which now David and I are too…Without further adieu, Hank’s!
My freshman year of college I participated in a scavenger hunt for Halloween that took us all around Radford…and one of the stops was Hank’s. It’s this tiny little trailer like building right next to a gas station that was near impossible to find at 10pm on a dark October night and it is still super easy to miss. Hank, the guy who started it is kind of a legend and still works there now, over 40 years after he started the burger stand. He is seriously the cutest old man ever and so friendly to all of the customers. (seriously, he shook my hand!) Anyways, the trouble is, Hank’s has really weird hours and it’s hard to figure out when it’s going to be open! We caught it during open hours the first time this summer, but I didn’t have my camera…bummer. But last Friday, my staff team went there for lunch, in 90 degree heat I may add, and got to experience Hank’s together. Everything is super cheap annnnnd really delicious. So if you’re ever in Radford, you’ve GOT to go here. If not for the anything else, for the experience, and for an awesome handshake from the man himself.
The picture below is my final proof that I should never hand my camera to strangers…auto focus, wahh wahh wahhhhhhh.